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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Session Black is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial tastes are a subtle pairing of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate finish of dark cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, burnt carmel, roasted malt and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, roasted malt, light charcoal and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
11oz stubby bottle. great bottle cap of rock on the bottom (rock, paper, scissors!) Joanne got scissors and I got Rock again on my next one. I WIN! The second one I poured in a glass to get appearance notes. Pours dark brown, tan head. Looks just like a tall glass of Coca-Cola. Medium roast aroma. Flavor of perfectly roasted malt. Nice grain. Flavor is very light toasted malt. Simple and smooth. Yeah, it is very ’Session-able’. Light chocolate malt in the finish. Very clean and crisp, well balanced. Not quite sure which Full Sail Session I enjoy more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Stubby: Pours a black color with a nice head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a light cherry and roasted fig note along with some clean roast, cocoa and cold extracted coffee. The flavor is dry though with a nice hop balance and a clean roastiness. Almost like a dunkel, this is quite malty with a nice freshness and refreshing body. Session schwarz. I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
11 oz stubby bottle purchased at Divino Wine and Spirits in Denver, Colorado. Pour is clear brown burgundy with a nice one inch tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt, soft cherry fruit sweetness and dark chocolate. There is also an interesting earthy / dustiness to the nose. Taste is the mild roastiness of the malt balanced really nicely with the mild sweetness, which expresses more as caramel in the taste than the fruit I picked up on in the nose. Palate is the highlight of this one, lighter bodied, super soft, and nice bright carbonation. Ends with a subdued hop bitterness, drying the finish out. Stupid drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer, I had 4 or 5 without even thinking about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, Darker cola colored pour. Roasted malt light choclate aroma & flavor, medium mouthfeel. dry roastiness. flavorful schwarz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4805) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Dark reddish brown with a medium head that quickly fades. Grain, biscuit and floral hop aroma. Caramelly and biscuit flavor. A little a dry on the finish. Not much hops. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods. Goes down really easy -- reminds me a lot of NB 1554. Pours coffee in color with a trim beige head. Smells predominately of caramel, barley, and toasted malt. Tastes of all three with added notes of black licorice and mild cocoa. A fine session beer for BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4446) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Poured into a pilsener glass. Excellent, large rush head. Deep caramel color. Good nose with citrus, chocolate, and malt character. Full, flavor, but light bodied. The taste is excellent and starts with a quick malty sweetness and perfect bitterness from the hops follows quick and smooth and tapers off gradually. Good pep. High rating because of the excellent nose, appearance, character, drinkability, and pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3324) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Pours with a dark brown color and a halo white lacing. Aroma clean, lagered, wood bark and some musty/dusty (maybe getting a bit old) dark malts.. Flavor has a good non-sugar sweetness to it that really makes this Schwarz. Faint caramel in there and a light, easy drinking body to go along. Light sweet, earthiness sticks around for a little while. Some light non-descriptive hop bitterness in there to round it off.
Cool stubby 11oz bottle, coded 11/07/08, guessing that’s BB July 11th, New Belgium globe goblet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4oz sample at Full Sail Hood River - Aroma is smokey with roasted dark malts. Flavor matches but is a little mild. Palate is thin. A clean session beer that at least has a different flavor.

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